Transport puts China LNG demand on road to recovery

LNG sales in China surged by 45% year on year in H1 2017, with demand from transport and industry the main drivers
By Tang Tian 10 July 2017
An LNG filling station in Jiangsu (Ministry of Transport).

China’s LNG sector turned a corner in the first half of 2017, with strong sales growth for the six months suggesting last year’s lacklustre demand is now firmly in the rear-view mirror.

LNG sales in China surged by 45% year on year in H1 2017, to 8.11 mt. Growth accelerated from 14% in H1 2016 and 33% in H2 2016 as a result of stronger demand from the transport and industrial sectors, according to consultancy SCI International. 

Domestically produced LNG accounted for 4.63 mt of the total...

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